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Archive | July, 2018

Readings for August 2018

The readings for the main services of Holy Communion on Sunday and Wednesday during August are as follows. 1 August Jeremiah 15.10,16.21; Psalm 59.1-4,18-20; Matthew 13.44-46 5 August 2 Samuel 11.26—12.13a; Psalm 51.1–13; Ephesians 4.1–16; John 6.24–35 8 August – Dominic, Founder of the Order of Preachers, 1221 Romans 10.13-17; Psalm 40.4-11; Luke 10.1-12 12 […]

Theme for Sunday, 22 July 2018 – Mary Magdalene

Scripture for the festival of Mary Magdalene, apostle and saint:  Song of Solomon 3.1-4; Psalm 42.1-10; 2 Corinthians 5.14-17; John 20.1-2,11-18 As we celebrate the festival of Mary Magdalene, we face an enigma.  There is much attached to her reputation by tradition which has little, if any, scriptural basis. But she wasn’t a prostitute, probably […]

Theme for Sunday, 15 July 2018

Scripture for this Sunday: 2 Samuel 6.1-5,12b-19 (David dances before the Ark of the Covenant); Psalm 24; Ephesians 1.3-14; Mark 6.14-29 (Herodias dances and John the Baptist is beheaded) Dancing figures prominently in the celebrations of our time, and has done so for centuries. Marriages, for example, which are celebrations of love, prominently feature dancing. Of […]

Anticipating Sunday: Hip Hop Herod

  Hip Hop Herod and John the Baptist’s Head This is the story of a king called Herod Who married a lady called Herodias She was the wife of his brother, Philip. But he really did like Ms. Herodias.   Now you all know who-was John the Baptist. You know that he lived to a […]

Theme for Sunday, 8 July 2018

Scripture for this Sunday: 2 Samuel 5.1-5,9-10; Psalm 48; 2 Corinthians 12.2-10; Mark 6.1-13. In many professions, or sports, it’s important to learn to fall before learning anything else: parachuting; martial arts; high jump, long jump, triple jump; skiing; to name but a few. Learning To Fall is the title of a book by Philip Simmons, an […]

Theme for Sunday, 1 July 2018

Scripture for this Sunday:  2 Samuel 1.1,17-27 (the demise of Saul); Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8.7-15; Mark 5.21-43 (healing of the woman with a haemorrhage and the daughter of Jairus, the synagogue leader). Last week I saw the action of the woman in the passage from Mark’s gospel described as ‘civil disobedience.’  Certainly, she broke […]

Readings for July 2018

The readings for the main services of Holy Communion on Sunday and Wednesday during July are as follows. 1 July 2 Samuel 1.1,17-27; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8.7-15; Mark 5.21-43 Hymns: 362 Come Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs – tune: Nativity 515 Jesus, In Your Life We See You – tune: Ebenezer (Ton-y-Botel) 506 […]

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